2013 Ford Taurus Revealed
With all those China-only models invading the automotive industry, it’s good to talk about an all-American car. This week at the New York Auto Show, Ford will bring the 2013 Taurus model, which will feature a couple of mild exterior upgrades here and there, along with a new look for the dashboard and better materials inside the cabin. In addition, there are going to be some modifications in the engine department, but we’ll talk about them a little bit later.
As you can see, the front of the Taurus has received a new inverted trapezoid grille as well as an updated front bumper and a more muscular bonnet. Out in the back, you’ll notice that the quarter panels have been raised and they’ve added generous LED tail lamps. The top-spec SHO model comes with a black mesh grille and matching mirrors, a decklid-mounted spoiler and sits on 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 255/45 ZR19 tires.
As far as the cabin is concerned, the 2013MY Taurus features an updated dashboard with a new instrument panel, center console and steering wheel and as we mentioned in the beginning, better materials. In comparison to the outgoing model, the new one doesn’t have that many buttons and knobs thanks to the fact that the Blue Oval has updated its MyFord Touch technology and now most of the controls are only a touch of the screen away.
The most important modification brought to the facelift version is under the hood, where we find a new 2.0-liter Ecoboost turbo power unit to choose from. This 4-cylinder power plant will produce about 237 hp and a peak torque of 250 lb.-ft. Fuel economy will be of at least 31 mpg on the highway.
The automaker also tweaked the V6 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine which now produces 290 hp (263 hp in the current model) and 255 lb.-ft. In addition, this updated version improves fuel economy by 3%, according to Ford. The 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine available in the SHO version hasn’t received any updated, which means that it still outputs 365 hp and a peak torque of 350 lb.-ft.
All these power units will be linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Source: Ford via Carscoop
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